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Congress sends Ukraine aid bill to Obama

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(CNN) - After weeks of delay, the U.S. House of Representatives gave final approval to an aid and sanctions package for Ukraine on Tuesday.

The final vote was 378-to-34.

The legislation passed the Senate last week; it now goes to president Barack Obama's desk for his signature.

The measure authorizes one billion dollars in loan guarantees for Ukraine following Russia's annexation of Crimea.

It also imposes sanctions against Russian officials and others responsible for corruption and violence.

In a statement, the White House says president Obama welcomes the congressional action and will continue to build support for the Ukrainian people.

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